Workers at Tesco's Dagenham Distribution Centre to walk out over pay

Date: 17 May 2018 Usdaw members at Tesco’s distribution centre in Dagenham, Greater London will commence a 24-hour strike tonight (Thursday 17 May 2018) at 10pm, in a dispute over pay.
This dispute is about the 2017 pay review, where the company has failed to make an offer acceptable to Usdaw’s members at the Dagenham site. Another 24-hour stoppage will take place from 10pm on Thursday 24 May 2018, with further strike action to be agreed in due course.
 
Dave McCrossen - Usdaw Divisional Officer says: “Our members have not taken the decision lightly to engage in strike action. We sincerely hope that the company will return to the negotiating table as soon as possible to resolve the current dispute with a reasonable offer.
 
“Usdaw members at Tesco Dagenham are seeking a pay rise that reflects the cost of living pressures they face on a daily basis.”
 
Notes for editors:
 
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) is the UK's fifth biggest trade union with over 430,000 members. Membership has increased by more than 28% over the last decade. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the Union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemicals and other trades.

The formal strike ballot of 545 members was conducted by an independent scrutineer Electoral Reform Services. Turnout in the ballot was over 70% with 63% voting in favour of industrial action.
 
For Usdaw press releases visit: http://www.usdaw.org.uk/news and you can follow us on Twitter @UsdawUnion
 

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